Kedgeree is traditionally an Indian rice dish served with flaked fish (often smoked haddock) and a boiled egg. The dish was brought to the UK by British colonials when they returned from India and was introduced as a breakfast dish. Nowadays it can be enjoyed at any time of the day - breakfast, lunch or dinner!
I have created my own healthy twist on this recipe by using cauliflower rice instead of normal rice (#paleo) to make it lower in refined carbs and a bit of a lighter meal. The best thing about using cauliflower rice in this dish (apart from the fact that you have huge portion sizes without tonnes of calories/carbs) is that all the aromatic spices used in the dish means you can't even tell it is cauliflower.
I find I have to be in the mood for smoked fish (it is not something I can eat everyday) so I have used a normal salmon fillet in the dish which I roasted in tamari and lemon juice for 12-15 mins. Salmon is an incredibly good source of high-quality protein, vitamins B12 and D, omega-3 fatty acids and other minerals including selenium and potassium. It is a great food to eat on a regular basis and it goes so well with the flavours in this dish.
Recipe (serves 2)
- 500g salmon fillets
- 300g cauliflower florets
- 1 small onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 100g leeks
- 50g mushrooms
- 50g peas
- 2 eggs
- 10g butter, for frying
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tsp turmeric
1) Add onion, leeks, garlic and cauliflower to a food processor and blitz until cauliflower resembles rice
2) Heat butter in frying pan and add the cauliflower rice mixture, mushrooms and peas - cook for about 2 minutes
3) Add all the spices to the cauliflower rice mixture, stir well to combine and cook for about 5 minutes
4) Whilst the cauliflower rice is cooking, boil 2 eggs for 5m30s (soft-boiled) or 6m30s (hard-boiled)
5) Add the cooked fish to the cauliflower rice mixture and stir through gently
6) Divide into two portions and top with a boiled egg and a sprinkling of chilli flakes
An incredibly versatile dish which is so easily adaptable - add any veggies or spices you like and change up the source of protein.. yum!!